Disruptive technologies by nation states and malign cyber actors – the US response

Lisa Monaco, the US deputy attorney general, discusses how autocratic governments and malign cyber actors use disruptive technologies to project power and engage in illicit activity.

Members event, Panel Recording
16 February 2023 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM
Chatham House and Online

Disruptive technologies by nation states and malign cyber actors – the US response

— Lisa Monaco, US Deputy Attorney General, discusses how autocratic governments and malign cyber actors use disruptive technologies to project power and engage in illicit activity.

Weaponizing data, ransomware attacks and other illicit cyber activity represent significant threats to national security. 

Governments and malicious cyber actors around the world exploit disruptive technology to engage in criminal activity, track citizens and coerce other countries thereby weakening the rules-based order and fundamental principles of democracy. 

Lisa Monaco discusses how the world is at an inflection point when it comes to meeting this challenge and describes how the US and partner nations are responding to protect their citizens and the broader international community.

Key questions to discuss include:

  • What steps does the US government need to take to properly address this threat?

  • How are countries coordinating policies to confront the problem?

  • To what extent does this challenge go beyond US-China competition?

As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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